One of the tallest historic structures in downtown Binghamton has been receiving some special attention.

A crane from Broome County-based Abbey Services Corporation was brought to the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton for a steeple maintenance project.

Pieces of copper were affixed at various spots of the steeple of the church, which is located at 42 Chenango Street.

Pieces of copper were placed on the steeple of a Chenango Street church on August 18, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The Reverend Kimberly Chastain, the pastor of the church, said plenty of work is required to maintain the building, which was constructed in 1863.

The steeple rises to a height of 220 feet. The workers involved in the project declined to comment.

Charred wood inside the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton from an 1863 fire that destroyed the building's original steeple. (Photo: Roger Luther/Broome County Historical Society)

Broome County historian Roger Luther said the steeple at the church was reconstructed after the original structure was destroyed by fire.

The Binghamton church was one of the locations featured in the recent Sacred Sites Open House sponsored by the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier. The virtual tour may be viewed by clicking HERE.

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